Time and Eternity – October 1, 2022 – WELS

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Hebrews 13:8

time and eternity

A popular theme in science fiction productions is traveling to the past or jumping into the future. Even if it were possible, the reality is that people can only be in one place at a time.

But every moment, “Jesus Christ is . . .” Our glorified Savior Christ is King in time because he is not bound by it. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

“Jesus Christ is the same. . .” This means that the message delivered by Jesus, the Eternal Son of God, will not need to be transformed or reformatted for another time or place. The message is the same. The truth of his words stands firm forever.

“Jesus Christ is the same. . .” This means that the reassuring comfort of his presence is the same for every person in every part of the world at all times. Every believer, including the saints in glory, can say, “Jesus is with me.

“Jesus Christ is the same. . .” This means that his death on that day in history gave the gift of God’s forgiveness to all people yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Savior who was with Adam and Eve is the Savior who died for them. The Savior who appeared to Moses is the Savior who died for him. The Savior who meets us in worship is the Savior who died for us.

And when we meet that Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, on the last day, He won’t have to travel back in time. He will be the same Jesus who came in time to live, die, be resurrected, and then ascend to heaven (see Acts 1:11). His words, his presence, his forgiveness and his love will forever be the same. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

Pray:
Jesus, I am greatly encouraged and comforted to know that you are changeless. I can count on your immutable word, your continual presence, your daily forgiveness and your eternal love. Through all the changing experiences of my life, lead me on the sure and certain path to the glory you have prepared for me. Amen.

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